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  • What Is Malware?

    February 24, 2020 by

    Malware is code that is designed to maliciously disrupt the normal operation of — or cause harm to — a network or user’s computer, phone, tablet, or other device. There is a wide range of different malware categories, including but not limited to worms, trojans, spyware, and keyloggers. These terms are often used interchangeably, and a… Read more

  • Ransomware-hit US gas pipeline shut for two days

    February 20, 2020 by

    A ransomware attack on a US natural gas facility meant a pipeline had to be shut down for two days, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has said. However, it did not name the facility or say when the attack happened. A malicious link sent to staff at the facility eventually caused the shutdown… Read more

  • What Is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) And Why Is It Important

    February 19, 2020 by

    Search engine optimization is important for the success of any online business. Every webmaster should understand what is SEO, how it works and the traffic potential it can generate for all website types. In this SEO guide you will learn: What is SEO? Why is SEO important? An introduction to SEO for beginners Best way… Read more

  • Several cybersecurity companies have spotted campaigns that use coronavirus-themed emails to deliver malware, phishing attempts and scams.

    February 12, 2020 by

    The new coronavirus outbreak, which started in China, has made a lot of headlines recently and has caused global panic. Over 40,000 infections have been confirmed and the death toll has exceeded 1,000. The virus has been named 2019-nCoV and Covid-19. Given the virus’s impact, it’s not surprising that cybercriminals and fraudsters have been leveraging… Read more

  • 10 signs you should find a new Managed Services Provider (MSP)

    February 7, 2020 by

    Not all MSPs are created equal. Here are ten signs it may be time to find a new Managed Services Provider. 10 signs you should consider replacing your MSP Problems with pooled resources Difficulty obtaining documentation and fixes High turnover rate Inexperienced resources Reliance on “star” employees Too many clients Not proactive Inability to scale… Read more

  • IT Outsourcing? The Reasons, Risks and Rewards

    February 4, 2020 by

    As the owner of a small company, you have probably entertained the thought of outsourcing some aspect of your business. The benefits of outsourcing seem obvious, touted by experts across numerous industries as the answer to cutting costs for business functions ranging from information technology to accounting, marketing and human resources; it seems possible that… Read more

  • What does an IT support company actually do?

    January 31, 2020 by

    Whilst you might think that the work of an IT support company is technological witchcraft, what an IT support company, like Raptor IT Consultants, actually does is relatively easy to understand. Keeping you connected, 24/7 An good IT support company is integral to the success of your business. An IT support company will be able… Read more

  • New Office 365 Phishing Attack Targets OAuth Apps Instead of Credentials

    January 14, 2020 by

    Trying to steal your username and password is so “yesterday.” The 2020 Hacker is now leveraging Office 365 OAuth APIs to gain control over user mailboxes with phishing tactics. The usefulness of a captured Office 365 user logon to an attacker is only valuable until the logon’s owner realizes they’ve been compromised, and their password is changed.… Read more

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